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Old 08-22-2011, 02:19 PM   #151
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This evening I replaced the blown factory subwoofer in the center console of my 2002 Jeep Wrangler with the Pyramid WX65X 6.5" subwoofer from Parts Express online. The subwoofer with shipping only costed about $27.

I was skeptical about the replacement performance without using an additional amp, but the thing sounds wonderful! The job is simple and took me about 2 hours (that includes coffee, breaks, dragging tools out, putting tools up, and chasing my puppy around the house...)

For my Jeep, I found that the factory brown wire should connect to the positive terminal, and the factory gray wire should connect to the negative terminal of the new Pyramid sub.

Now don't get me wrong, it is not a show quality bass system, but it sounds 100% better than the factory setup, and it will rock your behind! My factory sub's cone was unattached all the way around from deterioration...

Anyway, just wanted to let you guys know that this mod does work, and you do not have to spend $400 at a dealership for the replacement stock unit, nor do you absolutely have to spend $300 + on amps and speakers...


OOOK so my husband told me do not blow up his subwoofer while he is gone...so what did i do?....now im trying to replace it i have the center part out but i cant get the dumb speaker out from the inside....anyone have any tips? this is stupid and annoying me lol. once it is out- i plan to get just the above speaker and hopefully it goes back in easier than it comes out. im scared im going to break something else trying to get this stupid thing out.......thanks!

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I have the same setup, Grey/Brown Red/Black. You can hook up either combo Grey/Brown or Red/Black. One is low bass one is high bass. Or you can hook up both and get full range. The Pyramid WX65X sounds great and will keep me from happy for awhile. Red and Brown are + Black and Grey are -


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Old 08-24-2011, 12:50 PM   #153
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OOOK so my husband told me do not blow up his subwoofer while he is gone...so what did i do?....now im trying to replace it i have the center part out but i cant get the dumb speaker out from the inside....anyone have any tips? this is stupid and annoying me lol. once it is out- i plan to get just the above speaker and hopefully it goes back in easier than it comes out. im scared im going to break something else trying to get this stupid thing out.......thanks!
When you say the "center out", do you mean the console or do you mean the actual black box that the subwoofer is in? Or do you mean you can't get the actual speaker itself out of the sub box?

The subwoofer black box is held in the console by 3 screws on the side of the console (where the speaker grate is); 2 screws inside of the console when you open the little flip top; & when you flip the console upside down there are 4 points (2 at the front & 2 at the back) that have little teeth that you have to bend inwards (be careful not to break).

To pull the actual speaker itself out, you only have to unscrew 4 screws.

Not sure this will help, but hopefully it did.

And believe me, if he had a stock speaker it was blown when it was driven off the lot...not good quality.
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Old 08-29-2011, 01:12 PM   #154
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Does anyone know anyone in the Atlanta area who would handle this install for me? The Best Buy guy who installed my front speakers looked at me like I was crazy for asking and told me to buy the factory sub and he'd to that for $75.
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Old 08-29-2011, 01:43 PM   #155
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Are you able to tell me where I could unhook the sub fuse? Mine is blown and I'd like to do this so that it doens't rattle until I can replace it.

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Help find the right one

Okay guys I need some help please. I ordered a 6.5 sub from parts express online and when it got here the back was too big to fit. Does anyone have one that they have purchased that has worked for them? Or suggestions on what I should be looking for? This whole process is driving me crazy!
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When you say the "center out", do you mean the console or do you mean the actual black box that the subwoofer is in? Or do you mean you can't get the actual speaker itself out of the sub box?

The subwoofer black box is held in the console by 3 screws on the side of the console (where the speaker grate is); 2 screws inside of the console when you open the little flip top; & when you flip the console upside down there are 4 points (2 at the front & 2 at the back) that have little teeth that you have to bend inwards (be careful not to break).

To pull the actual speaker itself out, you only have to unscrew 4 screws.

Not sure this will help, but hopefully it did.

And believe me, if he had a stock speaker it was blown when it was driven off the lot...not good quality.

Thank you!!! I was able to get the SOB out now I am trying to get one to fit. I bought one that I thought would fit but the back is too thick. Oh Lord help me lol. Yes he did have stock in there, he never touched it so that makes me feel better! They should put better speakers in there, it is really hard to hear when you have the top down and it's windy ;-) Thanks again for all your help I was ready to pull my hair out!
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Okay guys I need some help please. I ordered a 6.5 sub from parts express online and when it got here the back was too big to fit. Does anyone have one that they have purchased that has worked for them? Or suggestions on what I should be looking for? This whole process is driving me crazy!
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Did you cut out the fins in the box?
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Those 'fins' will have to be trimmed. I didn't have a dremel to remove mine but used a tool similar to nail clippers only larger and just kept cutting away.
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I have one on order from Quadratec that is supposed to be the same as factory with some improvments on the materials used, it is a dual input just like the one from the factory. Will let all know when it gets here, it has shipped. $89.00
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Old 09-07-2011, 11:52 AM   #161
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I ordered the replacement from quadratec as well. Just finished installing it and I can't believe how well it rounds out the sound. We all know the sound system in our jeeps are very anemic, but this little sub does wonders for the system.
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doesn't fit

So i looked into trimming the fins as you guys mentioned (btw thanks for all your help with this, you are the best!) Got it in there only to find the 4 .... 'things' don't match up with the 4 holes.....I'm about ready to fess up and just tell him to take care of it lol. For now the black center console is out while I try to figure out what to do....lookin ghetto lol!
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So i looked into trimming the fins as you guys mentioned (btw thanks for all your help with this, you are the best!) Got it in there only to find the 4 .... 'things' don't match up with the 4 holes.....I'm about ready to fess up and just tell him to take care of it lol. For now the black center console is out while I try to figure out what to do....lookin ghetto lol!
What four things are you talking about?


If you are talking about the mounting holes for the speakers, you can make new ones in the plastic for the new one with self tapping screws, which is what I used.

First thing first though, if you got it wired, test it before putting it all back together.

I also shoved some pillow foam into mine and used a rubber seal gasket between the speaker and the box. Don't have to, but it helps.
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I have one on order from Quadratec that is supposed to be the same as factory with some improvments on the materials used, it is a dual input just like the one from the factory. Will let all know when it gets here, it has shipped. $89.00
Installed the replacement subwoofer today, simple, it fit perfectly. replace the 3 screws, plug it in and replace the console, great sound, adds a lot to the factory sound system.
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What four things are you talking about?


If you are talking about the mounting holes for the speakers, you can make new ones in the plastic for the new one with self tapping screws, which is what I used.

First thing first though, if you got it wired, test it before putting it all back together.

I also shoved some pillow foam into mine and used a rubber seal gasket between the speaker and the box. Don't have to, but it helps.
You are awesome! thank you! and yes lol i was talking about the mounting holes when i said screw 'things' lol. im so technical. okay, lets try this again. if it weren't for you guys and all your helpful info i would be going crazy!
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Old 09-19-2011, 09:53 AM   #166
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My boyfriend and I successfully did this replacement yesterday. No dremel tool and no soldering. We used wire cutters to cut the plastic down until the sucker fit. It took us only an hour and a half! Thanks Rogue. There is no way I would have attempted this without your step by step instructions. You are my hero. Only $25 bucks and a little time. The jeep is sounding good again.
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I have the same setup, Grey/Brown Red/Black. You can hook up either combo Grey/Brown or Red/Black. One is low bass one is high bass. Or you can hook up both and get full range. The Pyramid WX65X sounds great and will keep me from happy for awhile. Red and Brown are + Black and Grey are -

Damn! I wish I had seen this post. We installed using only the grey/brown wires! I wonder how much of a difference this really makes and if it would be worth going back through the entire process and soldering wires onto new clips for the ones we cut and taped off...
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I just wanted to thank everyone for their help with this. It is in and sounds great. I got the replacement sub for 30 some dollars from one of the first posts, had to be trimmed a little and new holes poked but it works great and sounds better than the other one did! Total pain in the ass but it is done. I couldn't have done it without all your help. Thanks! Kristen
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I just got my Gold Wood DVC 6.5 that some of you have tried. Since it has 4 connections and is dual voice coil, I am trying to figure out which wires go where. I have them still paired up as they were, but does it matter which pair go on which side of the speaker? I know stupid question probably, but I'd rather ask than do it wrong. Thanks!
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You have a wide, connection and a narrow connection on each side, just as long as you pair up the same wide/narrow on the same side you should be fine. I just installed mine that way about 2 weeks ago and it works and sounds great
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Wow! I am glad this helped so many of you jeepers! Makes me feel good to do something to help out! Mine is still going strong. Sorry I have not been on here in a while...
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Wow! I am glad this helped so many of you jeepers! Makes me feel good to do something to help out! Mine is still going strong. Sorry I have not been on here in a while...
You rock Rogue!
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Old 10-15-2011, 10:00 AM   #173
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i would solder those two wires like rogue did if i were you. i did not know that the stock amp that powers the stock sub actually powers the other stock speakers as well. it should not because my stock sub fuse was unhooked for a while but my speakers still worked.
Where is the stock sub fuse what #?
I wanna check it n4 I take my console apart THANKS
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Old 10-21-2011, 07:53 PM   #174
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Thanks for the write up Rogue. Just bought the same speaker on Amazon for $14.99. Installed in my 2003 TJ in about 3 hrs. Found left over dried mud. Had to clean things out. The way they engineered the install of the console is quite annoying. But got thru it. Had to switch the wires like you said in ur initial post. Great sound in my Jeep once again.
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Old 10-22-2011, 09:34 AM   #175
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wait wait... i dont have an amp and wanted to put a sub in (any bass at all will do) but i was told that if i wanted to put a sub in i NEEDED to buy an amp. so would i be able to put this sub in and hook it into my stereo just fine no extra juice needed? btw mine has no factory sub nor sub mount so id probably have to find a way to mount it somwhere...
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Help! Woman with no idea about speakers!

Would this work for a 2001? I just bought a stereo and have been told my dash and console speakers are blown. I have limited funds but want to get the speakers so they can install with the stereo.

Christmas present for my son who gets my Jeep in April!
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wait wait... i dont have an amp and wanted to put a sub in (any bass at all will do) but i was told that if i wanted to put a sub in i NEEDED to buy an amp. so would i be able to put this sub in and hook it into my stereo just fine no extra juice needed? btw mine has no factory sub nor sub mount so id probably have to find a way to mount it somwhere...
subs need power to push them, so you will need some type of amp.

you should look at the Bass-Link by Infinity as it has power, an enclosure and speaker all in one. it can be mounted under your front or rear seat, or mount it on the tail gate. just use your imagination for it.

Sound Ordance has one also.

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Thanks rogue!

I just wanted to say thanks to Rogue for posting this very informative thread. I just recently replaced my blown sub with a Pyramid W64 Pro Plus ($15 on Amazon) which has a 2.5" depth and lower Watt rating to match closer to the stock amp. I didn't have to cut or modify anything. It was a perfect fit! I must say that at first, I connected just the brown and grey wires like Rogue states, however after testing both methods that hgesell tried, I have to say the latter was A LOT bassier!! I'm not sure if there's different crossovers on the different leads or what but all I know if there's a big difference when you used all 4 leads. Here's some pictures of my setup after the install. Sounds 10x better!

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thank you. i have an '03 and followed these directions and easily replaced my speaker.
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